Masters 2022 weather update: Augusta forecast forces new Round 1 tee times for Tiger Woods, others
Mother Nature is just giving Tiger Woods a little extra time to get ready, is all.
Fans tuning in to watch the start of the 2022 Masters Tournament will have to wait just a bit longer, as the uncooperative weather in Augusta has pushed tee times back for Round 1 of the tournament on Thursday.
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The small delay should give Woods every last bit of time to recover for his return to Augusta National. Originally scheduled for a 10:34 a.m. ET tee time, he’ll have to wait just a bit longer to start his comeback.
Here’s what you need to know about the weather in Augusta on Thursday:
Masters 2022 weather update
Thunderstorms in the early morning hours near Augusta National Golf Club have delayed Round 1 tee times, which have been pushed back 30 minutes for all golfers. A full list of updated tee times is available here.
Due to thunderstorms in the early morning hours Thursday, gate opening times will be delayed by 30 minutes.
Ticketing gates will open at 7:30 a.m. The Honorary Starters will take place at 8:15 a.m., followed by the first tee time at 8:30 a.m. #themasters
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 7, 2022
The good news: Weather.com says the rain should hold off for the rest of the day, giving the field decent conditions to play. The high sits at 74 degrees with 94 percent humidity. There’s a 10 percent chance of rain, with that tailing off throughout the rest of the day.
There’s also no wind in the forecast, which should help golfers navigate the course, though it is a bit hazy as of post time.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday should all hold better conditions if the current forecast holds true: There’s no projected rain in the forecast, with temperatures sitting in the 60s and 70s through the final round on Sunday.